The crystal clear water of Blausee makes it a famously ‘instagramable’ – we were therefore a bit apprehensive that this place would be a tourist trap. It kind of was. However, luckily for us, we visited on a week day in February and there was hardly anyone around!
We were in the area and decided to spend an hour or two exploring Blausee. Unusually, we were surprised to see that you have to pay to get in (8 chf per adult). However, once we were inside, we realised that this covered the cost of the public toilets, picnic benches, path maintenance, footpath routes and play area (which are also useful features for families).
You can’t deny that Blausee lives up to it’s name; it really does has beautifully clear, blue water. However, do not expect a huge lake – it is 1.6 acres in size. There is a footpath all the way round, as well as other smaller paths and walks. The main path is pushchair friendly alongside the lake. There is a cafe, a hotel, restaurants, a bbq area, a well-equipped play area, pleasant toilets and benches.
The short walk around the lake was a perfect length for our toddler and he enjoyed looking at the lake and watching the fish swimming around.
If you are in the area, it is worth a stop here if you are with children. We tried some of the footpaths in the area and they were not pushchair friendly, so we used our trusty ergobaby.
Bus Stop: Blausee BE
Parking: Blausee car park (right next to the entrance)
Toilets: Pleasant public toilets available
Restaurants: Bistrot Blausee, Wasserhaus Blausee, Cafe Blausee and Blausee Restaurant.
Accessibilty: Wheelchair and pushchair friendly